BYD to supply electric school buses to AVSTA

AVSTA to receive 20 school electric buses


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BYD and AVSTA (Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency) plan to provide students with 20 electric school buses. This could help AVSTA become the first school transportation supplier in California to operate a full fleet of zero-emission school buses.

BYD is well established in the region with its bus plant in Lancaster, California. The company will build buses at the BYD Coach & Bus plant.

It's great to see our community taking advantage of funding for electric school buses. This agreement puts the community on a path to becoming the nation's first all-electric transportation and school bus region. We are proud of our close partnership here

BYD school buses are eligible for federal and state purchase incentives offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

AVSTA is expected to receive the BYD Type D Battery electric school bus. It has a top speed of 105 km/h and a range of up to 250 km, the electric bus can be charged in just 3 hours and it can accommodate up to 84 students, it also has a length of 10.7 to 12.1 meters.

BYD also offers a smaller school bus. "Type A", introduced in January, it has bi-directional charging and comes in lengths from 7 to 8.1 meters for 30 students.

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